Eligibility and Application Process


  • Open to Bryn Mawr College or Haverford College graduates
  • GPA of a 3.0 or higher (those with a GPA in the 2.8-2.99 range may apply if they meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education's score requirement on the Praxis Subject Area test)
  • Experience working with children or youth
  • Have taken at least two education courses as an undergraduate within the BiCo Education Program (preferred)
  • U.S. citizenship, intent to become a U.S. citizen, or a resident alien (green card) visa. This requirement does not apply to world language teachers.
  • A bachelor’s or graduate degree in the subject area in which certification is sought or the equivalent of a major in the certification area (e.g., a minor and additional coursework).
  • For social studies certification, a major in history, political science, economics, anthropology, or sociology is required, with coursework in all the other areas. Some interdisciplinary majors are acceptable.

Applications for the 2022-2023 Academic Year are no longer being accepted. Rolling admission for the 2023-2024 Academic Year will begin September 1, 2022 and continue through April 14, 2023. 

Application Process

To apply, gather the following materials:

  • resume that details your work and volunteer experiences and highlights any teaching experience you have or experience working with youth.
  • Copies of all undergraduate and graduate school transcripts (unofficial is fine).
  • 1-2 page "Letter of Intent" to enroll that answers these questions:
    (a) Why are you interested in education? Please describe your interest (its origins, experiences that led to it, its current manifestations, etc.)
    (b) What unique and/or appropriate qualities and strengths would you bring to the profession? What capacities do you hope to (further) develop through the program?
    (c) What are your professional goals?
  • Two letters of recommendation that can speak to your academic qualifications, work ethic, character, and/or relevant experience. 

Email or mail your application to:

Margo Schall
Education Program
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010


Contact Us

Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program

Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
Phone: 610-526-5010

Haverford College
Founders 028
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041-1392